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List of schools affected by RAAC published. The DfE has published the full list of schools known to be affected by dangerous RAAC, but warns the number could rise as more schools respond to surveys. [BBC News]. 

Support from GovernorHub Knowledge:  Get answers about the RAAC situation with our RAAC frequently asked questions, and find template letters to  help your school explain your next moves to parents/carers.


NASUWT confirms industrial action from 18 September. Union members have been instructed to carry out action short of strikes, including refusing to take part in extracurricular activities, participate in mock inspections, or work over lunchtimes, weekends and bank holidays. [Schools Week]. 

Support from GovernorHub Knowledge:  Read our industrial action FAQs to remind yourself of the rules around action in your school.


ASCL calls for consultation on single-word Ofsted judgements. The Association of School and College Leaders is asking for a consultation on the removal of the overall effectiveness judgement and 4 separate judgements [Tes Magazine - registration required]. 

Support from GovernorHub Knowledge:  Find out what your school needs to do under the current Ofsted framework, and what the different judgement areas mean for you.


This week’s headlines

 Schools Week


Tes Magazine - registration required


BBC News


The Guardian 


The Telegraph - registration required


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